Ducks, Kings make a trade.

From Calgary gets Mike Mike Cammalleri from the Kings, Calgary gets the Ducks’ 12th overall pick and the Ducks pick up the 17th selection from the Flames and the 28th from the Kings.Five first-round picks are in: Steven Stamkos (Tampa Bay), Drew Doughty (L.A.), Zach Bogosian (Atlanta), Alex Pietrangelo (St. Louis) and Luke Schenn (Toronto).

Analysis: It’s no surprise that the Ducks traded down, but somewhat surprising that they traded that far down. Brian Burke thought the third tier of players ended at #15, and he’d targeted a third-tier guy that would be available there. Maybe Burke feels “that guy” will be available at 17? Or maybe he really liked the value of two first-round picks at 17 and 28 more than one third-tier guy at 12?? Stay tuned …
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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.

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